IN CONVERSATION WITH MY MOTHER
27TH AUGUST 2017
VENUE: KACHETTE, LONDON
In Conversation With My Mother is the physical embodiment of a haunting imagined literary piece that is a dialogue between the former Nigerian television host and writer Funmi Iyanda and her mother.
What begins as a dialogue between mother and daughter emerges as a timeless, ageless, and genderless conversation between two humans, each longingly searching for the other, extending their hands through eternity, reaching for love and healing, but mostly, for each other.
Incorporating dance and voice acting to recreate this conversation, and transporting it from page to stage, the performance process presents dialogue as an important bridge to healing.
Organized by Oya Media and Kanbi Contemporary in London, In Conversation With My Mother is a one-night event bridging performance, music, and spoken word with the art of Lagos based artist, Ayoola Gbolahan, and an invitation to step out of day-to-day consciousness and embrace the philosophy of his Blue Woman.
The event included an auction sale of Ayoola's painting And Freud Said He Doesn't Know, 2015.